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PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

GRAND LODGE 

OF 

AI^CIENT YORK MASONS 

OF 



DECEMBER, A. L. 5825* 




RALEIGH: 

PRINTER BY BELL & LAWRENCE^ 

Printers to the State, 



PROCEEDINGS 



fiRAND XaODGB of NORTH CAROLINA, 

Monday Evening, December 5, ^. L, 5825. 

At a Grand Annual Communication, of the Grand of North- 

Carolina, held at the Masonic Hall, in tlie city of RaleiglTW 

PRESENT, 

M.W, FRANCIS L. HaWKS, G. Master. ^ 
R. W, LOUIS I). WILSON, S G. Warden, P. T, 

BEZALEEL GILLETT, J. G. Warden. 

BENJ. A. BARHAM, G. Treasurer. 

ALEX. J. LAWRENCE, G. Secretary. 

JOHN C. STEDM AN. D. G Secretary. 

JAMES G. MHOON, G. Marshal, P. t. 

GEO. E. SPRUILL, G. Sword Bearer, P. 

EDMUND JONES, G. Pursuviant, P. T. 

SAML. F. PATTERSON, G. S. Deacon. 

HENRY M. MILLER, G. J. Deacon. P. T. 

J. T. C. WIATT, G. Steward, and Tyler, P. T. 

MEMBER. 

R. W. RICHARD D. SPAIGH T, Past S. G. Warden. 

REPRESENTATIVES. 

Washington Lodge, No. 15, Bro. J.O. K. Williams. 
Davie, No. 39, Bro. James G. Mhoon. 

Hiram, No. 40, Bros. Wm. H. Haywood, Jr. Alex. J. Lawrence 

and Henry M. Miller. 
Liberty, No. 45, Bros. Edmund Jones, Saml. F. Patterson and T, 

W. Wilson. 
Hall, No. 53, Bro. W. D. Barnard. 

Unanimity, No. 54, Bros. W"m. Bullock and W. A* Bozman. 
Xing Solomon, No. 56, Bros. Thos. Bynum and Samuel Calbert. 
Perseverance, No. 59, Bros. Peter 0. Picot and W. A. Bozman, 
Scotland Neck, No. 68, Bro. George E. Spruill. 
Western Sun, N'o. 72, Bros. Henry Brown and Howell Olive. 
Widow^s Son, No. 75, Bro. Wilson B. Webster. 
Sharon, No. 78, Bro. Sliadrack P. Allen. 
Charity, No.7S, Bro. James G. Mhoon, 

University, No. 80, Bros. Wm. M'Cauley and Ilai W. Nunn. 
Zion, No. 81, Bro. James N. Smith. 

VISITORS. 

Brethren Wm. H. Williams, Wm. J. Hardy, Robert T. Daniel, Lew 
is Tombro, Howell Webb, Richard W. Ashton, John W-. PuHen, T. 
H. Taylor, Samuel Jarvis, Thomas Ellison, H. M. Cave, Wm. W. 
Beach, John Braselman, Dirk Lindeman, Wm. Hardeman, Frederick 
C. Ellis, Thomas Kent, Thomas Trotter, J. X, Smilhwick, Moses L 



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Pratt, Wni. H. Hunter, Nathaniel Gordon, John F. Gonek^, John Car- 
son, Wm. H. Borden, Nicholas J. Drake, Edward Ward, James H, 
Smith, David Thompson, Benj. B. Hunter and J. H. Harvey. 
The Grand Lodge was opened in due and solemn form. 
Returns of the proceedings of the following Lodges, working under 
Dispensations and praying for Charters, were presented and referred ta 
a committee, consisting of Bros. Geo. E. Spruill, William M'Cauley 
and Richard D. Spaight: 



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Fellowship Lodge, Smithfield. 
" afayette do. Onslow C. H. 



Morning Star do. Nashville. 
Mount Moriah do. Statesville. 
<Enfield do. Enfield. 

St. John's do. Duplin Old C. H. 

The Grand Secretary presented the several communications, receiv- 
ed since the last Grand Annual Communication; which were referred 
to a committee, consisting of Bros. Richard D. Spaight, James G. 
Mhoon, Shadrack P. Allen, S. F. Patterson and L. D. Wilson. 

On motion, Bros. J. C. Stedman, H. M. Miller and B. Gillett were 
appointed a committee to settle the accounts of the Grand Treasurer 
with the Grand Lodge. 

The G, Secretary presented the resignation of Bro. John Lumsden, 
as G. Tyler; which was read. 

The M. W. Grand Master was pleased to appoint Bro. John T. C. 
WiATT, G. Tyler. 

A letter from Bro. Colin M'lver, relative to an engraved plate for 
Diplomas, some time since ordered by the Grand Lodge, vvas presented 
by the G. Treasurer, read, and referred to Bros. Wm. H. Haywood, jr. 
Geo. E. Spruill and B. A. Barham. 

No further business appearing, the Grand Lodge adjourned until to- 
morrow evening, at 7 o'clock. 

ALEX. J. LAWRENCE, G. Sec. 



Tuesday Evening, December 6, L. 5825. 
The Grand Lodge convened pursuant to adjournment. 

PRESENT, 

M. W. FRANCIS L. HAWKS, D. G. Master. 

R. W. LOUIS D. WILSON, S. G. Warden, P. T. 

BEZALEEL GILLETT, J. G. Warden. 

BENJ. A. BARHAM, G. Treasurer. 

ALEX. J. LAWRENCE, G. Secretary. 

JOHN C. STEDMAN, D. G. Secretary. 

JAMES G. MHOON, G. Marshal, P. T. 

GEORGE E. SPRUILL, G, Sword Bearer, P. T. 

EDMUND JONES, G. Pursuviant, P, T. 



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K. W. SAMUEL F. PATTERSON, G. S. Deacoiu 
WM. M'CAULEY, G. J. Deacon, P. r. 
JOHN T, C. WIATT, G. Steward & Tylev. 

MEMBER. 

R. W. RICHARD D. SPAIGHT, Past S. G. Watdeiu 

REPRESENTATIVES, 

As at last meeting, with the addition of Bros. John Rogers, Thomas 
f. Faddis and VVm. Montgomery, from Eagle Lodge, No. 71, and Bro. 
Samuel Saljear, from Williams Lodge, No. 66. 

VISITORS. 

Eros. B. B. Hunter, John F. Goneke, John W. Pullen, D. Joiner, 
Wm. J. Hardy, Benj. H, Munn, &c. &c. 

Bro. S. G. Warden presented the petition of sundry Master Masons, 
praying for a Dispensation to establish a Lodge at Stantonsburg, Edge- 
combe county, under the title of Joseph Warren" Lodge; which was 
read, and the prayer thereof granted. 

The committee appointed at the last meeting to examine the commu- 
nications addressed to thi^ Grand Lodge, made the following report: 

The committee, to whom were referred the communications received by the 
Grand Lodge since its last annual commumcation, beg" leave in part to report: 
They have examined the many communications referred to them, and find them 
mostly to consist of tlie proceedings of the different Grand Lodges of the United 
States and the communications of the signature!? of the different Grand Officers of 
several Grand Lodges; in which they see nothing of moment particularly deserv- 
ing the consideration of this Grand Lodge, except the communications of the 
Grand Lodge of Peimsylvania of March and June, 1825, which they now present 
the Grand Lodge. They likewise present the communication of the Grand Lodge 
of Alabama of last January, relative to Neal Smith, for the consideration of this 
Lodge. Your committee having no knowledge of the facts, deem this the best 
disposition of the subject they can make. They also offer to the consideration of 
the Lodge two letters from the Lodges of Sharon, No. 78, and Charity, No. 78, and 
a letter from John Kelly and Henry Y. Houze; as also a letter from Brother M'- 
Bride Prestly; a)l of which they respectfully offer to the con.sideration of this 
Grand Lodge. The communication of Lafayette Lodge, Onslow county, relative 
to the Circular of Bro. Daniel, and tlie communication from Charity Lodge, No, 
78j Windsor, relative to Bro. Slade, they have not yet sufficiently considereu, sc^ 
as to make any report thereon. 

Respectfully submitted. 

RICHAPvD D. SPAIGHT, Chairimn. 

On motion, the several communications alluded to in the foregoing 
report were read in the order therein named. 

On motion, the communication from the Grand Lodge of Pennsylva- 
nia of the 28th March last, was recommitted to the same committee, with 
instructions to report thereon at the next meeting; and that relative to 
the erection of a monument over the grave of our deceased Bi otljer 
George Washington, to the committee of Correspondence on that sub- 
ject, appointed at the hist Grand Annual Communication. 

IiesoLved,\T[\2l the Grand Lodge of Alabama be informed by the Grand Secrc- 
^?irv, in answer to their communication of January 21, A. L. 5325; on the subject 



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af Neal SmUh's expulsion from Friendship Lodge in 1816, that there are in the 
archieves of this Grand Lodg-e no records of said expulsion, and this Grand Lodg-e 
cannot, therefore, act knowingly on the subject; but that this Lodge do not with- 
hold any assent which they can properly yield to the proceedings of the Grand 
.T.odj^e of Alabama, in restoring Neal Smith to all the rights and privileges of 
Masonry. 

i he letters from Sharon Lodge, No. 78, and, Charity Lodge, No. 
78, relative to their both bearing the same number, being read, it wa& 
ordered that the said Lodges retain their present numbers. 

The committee, to whom was referred the letter from Bro. Colin 
-^'Iver, made the f(»llowing report, which was concurred in: 

The committee to whom was referred the communication of Brother Colin dr- 
iver, report: That it appears from/ the minutes of the Grand Lodge in 
1823, that a committee was appointed, consisting of Brothers Wm. Boy Ian, Colin 
Wlver and Thomas Cox, to contract for the engraving of a suitable plate for 
printing diplomas for this Grand Lodge, and to contract for the printing of the 
same, v»'ith power to draw on the Grand Treasurer for the necessary sums. Said 
committee have never reportec^ to the Grand Lodge, thoug-h it is stated by brother 
MMver that he was authorised by said committee, and did, in September, 1824, 
contract with Mr, Fairman, of Philadelphia, for such a plate, at the price of 
§215 75; that he left Philadelphia w^hen the same was nearly completed, and di- 
rected it to be sent to him at Fayetteville, though he has never rciceived it, nor has 
lie ever heard from it since. It will be seen by a reference to the account of the 
Grand Treasurer, that Brother M'lver's draft for the said sum of money has been 
paid; so that the Grand Lodge have paid §215 75 on 9th September, 1824, for a 
plate, which we have never received. It is the ojsinion of your committee that 
this delay, or this loss, which ever it may turn out to be, has been caused by the 
neglect of some person; and they entertain the opi!uon also that unless the plate 
has been exeeuted and shipped to order, and then lost at sea, that the Grand Lodge 
should compel the person who may be responsible to account with them for tlie 
said sum of §215 75, or el?e to deliv<?r the plate executed in such manner as 
was coatracted for with the com.mittee of this Lodge; and to this end, they recom* 
mend to tne Grand Lodge the adoption of the following resolution: 

Resolved^ That Brotliers W. H Haywood, Bei\j. A. Barham and A. J. Lawrence 
be appointed a cpmn)ittee to investigate the causes of the loss or delay in for^ 
warding the plate purchased for this Lodge in Philadelphia in 1824; and that said 
committee be authorized to take such steps as they may deem advisable for the 
recovery of the said plate, or its value hpretpfpre advanced by this Lodge. 
Respectfully submitted. 

W. II TIAYWOOD, Jr, 
B. A. BARHAM, 
GEO. E. SPUILL, 

Italciifh, 6th Dec, 1825. 

The committee appj.inted to settle the accounts of the G. Treasurer, 
n^ade the following report, which was concurred in: 

Grand Lod^e of JS'orih Caro ina, \ 
Raleigh^ December 6, 1 825. S 

We, the undersigned, a committee appointed by the Grand Lodge to examine 
and settle the Grand Treasurer's accounts, report, that he has received durii^g the 
year 5825, ending the 4th December instant, the sum of three hundred and thir- 
teen dollars and sixty-five cents; that tliere lias been disbursed by him, on proper 
vouchers, one hundred aud eighty seven dollars and fifty-two cents, which being 
deducted from the receipts, leaves a balance in the Grand Treasurer's hands, due 
the Grand Lodge on the 4lh December iustant, of one hundred and twenty-six 
dollars and thirteen cents. 

II. M. MILLEU, 
BEZALEEL GiLLETT, 
,5. C. STEDMAN. 



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Bros. Wm. H. Haywood, jr, Henry Y. Uoiizc and Wm, P. Wil- 
liams were appointed a committee to demand and receive the Charter, 
Jewels, and other property of St. Andrews Lodge, No. 57, at Loufis- 
burg, and deliver the same to the G. Secretary. 

The committee on petitions for Charters made a report, recommend- 
ing that Charters be granted to the following Lodges, now working un- 
der Dispensations, which was concurred in, viz: 
Enfield Lodge, Enfield. 
Lafayette do. Onslow C. II. 

*St. John's do. Duplin Old C. H. 

Morning Star do. Nashville. 
Mt. Moriah do. Statesville. 
Fellowship do. Smithfield. 
Bro. Wm. J. Hardy presented the petition of Eastern Lodge, at Eli- 
zabeth City, working under Dispensation, praying for a Charter; which 
was referred to the committee on petitions for Charters. 

Bro. James N. Smith presented the petition of Zion Lodge, No. 81, 
at Trent Bridge, praying for an amendment in their Charter, by strik- 
ing out the words Trent Bridge^\ wherever they occur, and in- 
serting in lieu thereof the word ** TrentonJ^^ 

Ordered that the prayer of the said petition be granted. 
The Grand Secretary presented a letter from the M. W. Grand Mas- 
ter, stating his reasons for declining a re-election. 

On motion, resolved that the brethren representing Lodges to which 
Charters have been granted at this meeting, be admitted to seats as 
members of the Grand Lodge. 

The following brethren were accordingly recognized as such: 
Bro, Daniel Joiner, from St. John's Lodge, Duplin Old C. H. 
N. J. Drake, Morning Star, Nashville, 
J. H. Smith and David Thompson, Fellowship, Smithfield. 
The Grand Lodge then proceeded to the election of Grand Ofiicers 
for the ensuing year, when the 

M. W. HuTCHiNs G. Burton was duly elected Grand ^Master; 
R. W. George E. Spruill, S. G. Warden; 
Louis D. Wilson» J, G. Warden; 
Benj. a. Barham, G. Treasurer; and 
Alex. J. Lawrence, G. Secretary. 
On motion, ordered that the Grand Treasurer report to the Grand 
Lodge such subordinate Lodges as are in arrears thereto for annual dueSp 
&c. to«;ether with the amount due by each. 

A committee, consisting of Bros. N. J. Drake, J. E. Lowis and 
Wm. H. Haywood, Jr. was appointed to wait on the Grand Officers 
elect, and inform them of their election. 

Bros. S. F. Patterson, R. D. Spaightand B. Gillett were appoint- 
ed a committee, to request the attendance of one of the M. VV. Past 
Grand Masters at this Hall, at the next meeting, for the purpose of in- 
stalling the Grand Officers elect. 

Nothing further appearing, the Grand Lodge adjourned until Thurs- 
day evening n6xt, at seven o'clock. 

ALEX. J, LAWRENCE, G. Secretary. 
• The name of this Lodge has been altc red to that of" L??ie Lo^^e,'^ -^X the re- 
<^uest of its membiirs, imd is now held iu the couiu)' of Sampson. 



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Thursday Evenings Dec. 8, A. 
The Grand Lodg^g convened pursuant to adjournment. 

PRESENT, 

M. W. FRANCIS L. HAWKS, D. G. Master. 
R. ^V. LOUIS D. WILSON, S. G. Warden, P. T. 

RICHARD D. SPAIGHT^ J. G. AYarden, P. T; 

BEN J. A. B \RHAM, G. Treasurer. 

JOHN C. STEDMAN, D. G. Secretary. 

EDWARD WARD, G. Marshal, P. f. 

JAMES IREDELL, G. Sword Bt arer, P. T. 

GEORGE E. SPRUfLL, G. Pursuviant, P. T; 

SAML. F. PATTERSON, G. S; Deacon, 

WM. M'CAULEY, G. J. Deacon 

J. T. C. W IATT, G. Steward and Tvler] 

ADDITIONAL REPRESENTATIVES. 

Concord Lodge, No. 58, Bro. David Dancj. 
Albemarle, No, 77, Bro. James Iredell, 
American George, No, 17, Bro. Moses Clements. 
Morning Star, Bro. Henrv Bryan. 

VISITOliS. 

Brethren John Bell, R. W. Ashton, Wm. W. Beach, 1). Lindeman, 
T. Trotter, &c. 6ic. 

Bro. Geo. E. Spruill, from the committee on the petitions for Char- 
ters, inade a report, recommending that Charters be granted to Lafay- 
ette Lodge, Louisburg, and Eastern Lodge, at Elizabeth City; whiclx 
report was concurred in. 

The committee appointed to request the attendance of one of the M. 
W. Past Grand Masters, for the purpose of installing the Grand Offi- 
cers elect, asked further time to perform that duty; which was granted 
themi 

The Grand Treasurer, in compliance with an order made at the last 
iTieeting, submitted the following report: 

Grand Lodge of JVopth Carolina,'} 
Raleigh, Dec. 8, A. L. 5^25. > 
Tn obedience to an order of the Grand Lodge, requiring the Treasurer to re- 
port such Lodges as arc in arrears to the Grand Lodge, with the sums due from 
each, the Grand Treasurer submits the following report: 

From a careful examination of the Treasurer's books and accounts, it appears 
that the under named Lodges owe to the Grand Lodge the sums set opposite 
sach, viz: 

St. John's Lodge, No. 1, Wilmington, jglO 00 

St. John's, 3, Newbern, 3 ; 00 

Johnston Caswell, 10, Warrenton, 65 00 

iLnun, 24, WiMiamsborough, 65 00 

* Washington, 15, Beaufort, 62 50 

Concord, 58, Tarborough, 20 00 

Kilwinning, 64, Wadesborough, 50 00 

Moimt Moriah, 27, States ville, 130 - 0 

Phalanx, 31, Mecklenburg, 165 00 

■Freeland, 33, Rowan, 100 00 



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St. Andre^vs, 57, Loiilsburg", 65 00 

William R. Davie, 65, Lexing-l on, , 65 GO 

Williams, 66, Currituck, 50 00 

Taylor, 69, Beaufort, 30 00 

John L. Taylor, 70, Currituck, - 55 00 

Blakely, 73, Franklin county, 55 00 

Greensborough, 76, Guilford county, 10 00 

Camden, 63, Jonesboroug-h, 100 00 

Union, 62, Waynesborough, 110 00 

* The dues of Washington Lodge, No. 15, Beaufort, have been regularly paid 
for several years past. The balance which appears to be due from that Lodge, it 
is beUeved, is for dues many years ago, when this Lodge suspended workuig. 

The Treasurer is induced, from the large sums due from some of the Lodges, 
to believe, that they have demised, and do not now pretend to work. 
Respectfully submitted. 

B. A. BARHAM, G. Treasurer, 

Bro. Richard D. Spaif^ht, from the committee on Communications, 
to whom was referied the Circular from the Grand Lodge of Pennsjl- 
vania, of th«»28th March last, prayed to be discharged from the fur- 
ther consideration of the same; which was granted. 

Bro. Spaight, from the same committee, made a verbal report res- 
pecting a communication from Charity Lodge, No. 78, requesting the 
advice of the Grand Lodge, as to the course they sh{»uld pursue in the 
case of a brother, who had been initiated in that Lodge, and, without 
having procured his discharge therefrom, had received the second and 
third Degrees from another Lodge. 

The said communication was read; but no order taken thereon, as it 
was considered a case in which the Grand Lodge had no right to inter- 
fere, and one which Charity Lodge alone was competent to decide. 

On motion, ordered that the Grand Secretary issue notices to such 
Lodges as are in arrears to this Grand Lodge, stating the amount due 
by each, and informing them that, unless the said arrearages shall be 
paid, the rule which induces a forfeiture of their Charters, will be en- 
forcetl. 

Tlie committee appointed at the last Grand Annual Comniunication, 
to examine the proceedings and accounts of Camderi Lodge, No. 63, 
and demand the Jewels, Books, Papers, Furniture, &c. of the same, 
were discharged; and, on motion, ordered that Bros. Charles Ken- 
ny, Isaac N. Lamb and Wm. J. Hardy be authorised to receive the a- 
bove mentioned articles from said Lodge, and deliver them to the Grand 
Secretary. , 

No further business appearing, the Grand Lodge adjourned until 
Wednesday evening next, at 7 oxlock. 



ALEX. J. LAWRENCE, Sec, 



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IVednesday Evening, December \ A, A, L. 5B£5 
The Grand Lodge convened pursuant to adjournmenf . 

PRKSENT, 

M. W. JOHN L. TAYLOR, P. G. Master. 

R. W. GEORGE E. SFRUILL, S. G. Wai den, R T, 

BEZALEEL GILLKTT, J. G. Warden. 

BEN J. A. BARHAM, G. Treasurer. 

ALEX. J. LAWRENCE, G. Secretary. 

SAMUEL F. PATTERSON, G. S. Oeacon. 

\YM. M'CAULEY, G. J. Deacon, P. T. 

JOHN T. G. WIATT, G, Steward & Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

R. W. LOUIS D, WILSON, P S. G. Warden, 
WILLIAM BOYLAN, P. G. Treasurer. 
Representatives as at last meeting, with the ctddition of Bfo. John B. 
Tate, from Charity Lodge, No. 78. 

VISITORS. 

Brethren John G. Marshall. John W. Pullen, Fred. C. Ellis, T. S. 
Brownlow, R. H. Wynne, R. W. Ashton, Daniel Joiner, John Bell, 
Vf, Patrick, W. H. Williams, F. 8. Marshall, W. W. Beach, John 
Mushat, Edmund B. Freeman, and George Anderson. 

The Grand Lodge was opened in the first degree of Masonry. 

Ordered that the Grand Secretary give notice, in the State Gazette, 
0^ the next meeting of the Grand Lodge. 

There being no further business before the Grand Lodge, it \tas ad- 
journed, subject to the call of the M. W. Grand Master. 

ALEX. J. LAWRENCE, G. Secretary, 



Monday Evening, December 19, A. L, 5825, 

The Grand Lodge convened pursuant to an order of the M. \V. 
Grand Master. 

PRESENT, 

M.W.JOHN L. TAYLOR, P. G. Master. 

HUTCHINS G. BURTON, G. Master elect. 
R.W.GEO. E. SPRUILL, S. G. Warden elect. 

LOUIS D. WILSON, J. G. Warden elect. 

ALEX. J. LAWRENCE, G. Secretary elect 

JOHN C. STEDM AN, D. G Secretary. 

SAML. F. PATTERSON, G. S. Deacon. 

WM. M'CAULEY, G. J. Warden, P. T. 

J. T. C. WIATT, G. Steward and Tyler. 

MEMBER. 

R. W. WILLIAM BOYLAN, P. G. Treasurer. 
Representatives as at the preceding meetings. 



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VISITORS. 

Bretbren Wm. W. Beach, Lewis Tombro, John Bragelman, C. 
Lehman, John G. Marshall, Exum Htillamon, John Carson, Howell 
Webb, R. W. Ashton, J. Smithwick, Thomas Cobbs, John W. Pul- 
len, F. C. Ellis, Thos. Kent, Thos. Trotter, D. Joiner, Wm. H. Wil- 
liams, James M'Gibbon, and John Crusoe. 

The Grand Lodge was opened in the third degree, accompanied with 
a solemn and very impres>sive prayer from the M.^ W. P. Grand Mas- 
ter. 

The Grand Officers elect for the ensuing year were then duly in- 
stalled. 

Bro. Wm. H. Haywood, from the committee appointed to investi- 
gate the causes of th^ loss or delay m forwarding the plate, purchased 
for the Gj-and Lodge, reported, in part, that the Diplomas, which had 
been printed on said plate, had been received since the last meeting 
of the Grand Lodge, and were in the possession of the Grand Secre- 
tary. Whereupon it was 

Resolved^ That any brother, asking" and obtaining' from this Lodge a Diploma or 
Certificate of his Membership, shall pay for the same, if on parchment, one dollar 
and fifty cents, and if on paper, one dollar, for the use of the Lodge; and, in eve- 
ry case, one dollar more additionally, as a fee to the Grand Secretary issuing said 
Certificate or ! Jiploma. 

The Grand Secretary presented the petition of Antonia De Costa, re- 
presenting that he is a Mason in distress, and praying assistance from 
the Grand Lodge to enable him to prosecute his journey to Mexico. 
Which petition was rejected, and, with the accompanying documents^ 
returned to the petitioner. 

On motion, resolved^ that a committee be appointed to inquire into 
the ejcpediency of so amending the Constitution of the Grand Lodge, 
that, in the decision of every question before it, each Lodge shall be 
entitled to its proper v^eight; and that Bros. James Iredell, George E, 
Spruill and Wm. IL Haywood, jr. form said committee. 

Broc D. G. Secretary presented the petition of Mrs. Parsley, pray- 
ing permissixin to furnish a Masonic Ball in this Hall, on the 27th in- 
stant; which was read, and the prayer of the petitioner granted. 

On motion, resolved, that a committee, consisting of Bros. Wm, H. 
Haywood, jr. Benj. A. Barham and J. C. Stedman, be appointed to 
inquire into the expediency of purchasing the lower part of this Hall 
for the use of the Grand Lodge, and ascertain on what terms the same 
can be obtained. 

No further business appearing before the Grand Lodge, it w^as clos- 
ed in due form. 

ALEX. J. LAWRENCE, G. Secretary. 



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Saturday Evening y December 31, JI, L. 58£o. 

The Grand Lodge convened pursuant to an order of theM. W. Grand 
Master. 

PRESENT, 

M. W. FRANCIS L. HAWKS, D. G. Master. 
R. JOHN E. LEWIS, S. G. Warden, iK T. 

BAZALEEL GILLET T, J. G. Warden, P. T. 

BENJ. A. BARHAM, G. Treasurer. 

ALEX J. LAW RENCE, G. Secretary. 

JOHN C. STEDMAN, D. G. Secretary. 

WxM. J. HARijY, G. S. Deacon, P. T. 

WILSON B. WEBSTER, G. J. Deacon, P. T. 

J. T. C. WIATT, G. Steward and Tyler. 
Representatives from several Lodges. 

VISITORS. 

Brethren John A. Smithwick, Richard W. Ashton, Wm. W. Beach, 
John Braselman, John W. Pullen, John H. Drake, Daniel M. Barring- 
er, Wm. Unthank, and Thos. Trotter. 

The Grand Lodge was opened in due form. 

The M. W. D. Grand Master presented the petition of Skewarkee 
Lodge, at Williaoiston, praying for a Charter; which was read, and 
the prayer of the petition granted. 

Application was also made for a Charter for Western Star Lodge, 
at Rutherford ton, when it was 

Kc9olved^ That a Charter be granted to Western Star Lodge; vrhich Charter 
shall be retained by the M. W. Grand Master until it shall be certified to him, by 
a committee appointed by this Grand Lodge, that their proceedings are regular 
and correct. 

Bros. Menry M. Miller, Benj. A. Barham and Alex. J. Lawrence 
were appointed the committee in pursuance to the foregoing resolution. 

The M, W. D. Grand Master announced the following appoint- 
ments, as having been made by the M. W. Grand Master: 
M. W. FRANCIS L. HAWKS, D. G. Master. 
R. W. JOSEPH CALDWELL,"^ 

WM. M, GREEN, ! ^ p, 
WM. L NEWBORN, f^' ^-^^^P'^^"^- 
ROBERT T. DANIEL,J 
.JOHN E. LEWIS, i 

WM. H. HAYWOOD,jr. • ^ n.^nr.rc 

JOSEPH R. Lloyd, ^ Lecturers. 

ELISHA B. SMITH, J 

SAML. PATTERSON, G. S. Deacon. 

WM. M'CAULEY, G. J. Deacon. 

EDW ARD WARD, G Marshal. 

RICHD. D. SPAIGHT, G. Sword Bearer. 

JAMES G. MHOON. G, Pursuviant. 

JOHN T C. WIATT, G. Steward & Tyler. 
On motion, ordered that the Grand Secretary make inquiry relative 
to the Masonic Clothing, &c. borrowed from this Grand Lodge, som^ 
time since, by Bro. J. A. Cameron. 



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Bro. J. C. Sted man, from the committee appointed to inquire in ta 
the expedienc}' of purchasing the lower part of this Hall, made a verbal 
report on the subject; when it was 

Resolved, That the Grand Lod^e will pay one half the price of the lower part 
of the building which contains this Lodge Room, that may be given for the same 
by Hiram Lodge, No. 40; provided the sum so given shall not exceed five hun- 
dred dollars, and the title shall be made to this Lodge and Hiram Lodge. 

On motion, resolved, that Raleigh Chapter, No. 9, have the permis- 
sion of this Grand Lodge to hold their meetings in this Hall, and make 
such additions thereto for their accommodation, as shall not injure the 
Room, or cause any inconvenience to this Lodge. 

The work being finished, the Grand Lodge was closed ia due fomi 
until the next Grand Annual Communication. 



ALEX. J. LAWRENCE, G. ^^ecretary. 



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LIST OF LODGES 

Under the jurisdiciion of the Grand Lodge of N. Carolina, 1825. 

No* 1, Wilmington. 
2, 



St. John's, 
Hoyal White Heart, 
St. John, 
Plioenix, 

John 'ton Caswell, 

Washington, 

American Geoi ge, 

Hiram, 

Phalanx, 

Freeland, 

Davie, 

Hiram, 

Liberty, 

Hall, 

Unanimity, 
King SoloiDon, 
St. Andrews, 
CJoncord, 
Perseverance, 
Union, 
Camden, 
Kilwinning, 
William R. Davie, 
W' illiams 
Scotland Neck, 
Taylor, 

John L. Taylor, 
Eagle, 

Western Sun, 

Blakely, 

Golden Fleece, 

Widow's Son, 

Greensboroughs 

Albemarle, 

Sharon, 

Charity, 

University, 

Zion, 

Mount Moriah, 
Lafayette, 
Pellowship, 
Morning Star, 
JLafayette, 
Line, 
Enfield, 
Eastern, 
Skewarkee, 
Western Star, 



3, 
8, 
10, 
15, 
17, 
24, 
31, 
33, 
^9, 
40, 
45, 
53, 
54, 
56, 
57, 
58, 
59, 
62, 
63, 
64, 
65, 
65, 
68, 
69, 
70, 
71, 
72, 
73, 
74, 
75. 
76, 
77, 
78, 
78, 
80, 
81, 
8?, 
83, 
84, 
85, 
86, 
87, 
88, 
89, 
90, 
91, 



Jo ;eph Warren, (by dispensation,) 
Franklin, do. 



Halifax. 
Newbern. 
Fayetteville. 
Warrenton. 
Beaufort, 
M ur fr e e sb oro ugh « 
Williamsborough. 
(harlotte. 
Uowan. 
Bertie. 
Raleigh. 
Wilkesborough^ 
Currituck. 
Edenton. 
Northampton. 
Louisburg. 
Tarborough. 
Plymouth 
Waynesborough. 
Jonesborough. 
W^adesborough. 
Lexington. 
Currituck. 
Halifax. 
Beaufort. 
Currituck, 
Hillsborough = 
Wake. 
Franklin. 
Milton. 
Camden, 
puilford. 
Hertford. 
Greenville, 
Windsor. 
Chapel HilL 
Trenton, 
Statesville. 
Onslow C. H. 
Smithfield. 
Nashville. 
Louisburg. 
Duplin Old C H. 
Enfield. 
Elizabeth City. 
Williamston, 
Rutherfordton. 
Stantonsburg. 
Hyde county 



List of Expulsions and Suspensions for 1825 c 
EXPELLED, 
By Hall Lodge, JVo. 53-^\laxey Tattum. 
By Hiram Lodges .A"©. 40 — Joel H. Lane. 
SUSPENDED, 
By Liberty Lodge^ JVq. 45 — John Saintclair. 
By King iSoltmm Lodge, JYo, 56 — James M'Kenzie. 




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